lchiji Obinata served as professor of Ryojun (Port Arthur) Engineering College (1935) but became professor of the Engineering Faculty, Tohoku University upon returning to Japan (1940).
He published many theses on nonferrous metals particularly on light alloys. Received his Eng. D. from Tohoku University (1935). He was a director of Japan Metallurgy Society and one of the leaders in metallic science circles. He was also professor of the Engineering Department of Tokyo University.
Author of "Duralumin" and "Light Alloy Microscopic Construction Series."